Time Posted: August 1, 2014 8:53 am

Kitwe FIFA referee Gladys Lengwe has been selected to officiate at the Ninjing 2014 Youth Olympic Games to be hosted by China in August.

The Under-16 girls football competition at the Youth Olympics will take place between 14-27 August.

Lengwe confirmed on Thursday that she is on the panel of referees to officiate at the 2014 Youth Games.

“I have been chosen to officiate at the Youth Olympics in August,” Lengwe revealed.

She is thrilled with the appointment.

“It is great. It always feels good to be recognised internationally,” Lengwe said.

Last March, Lengwe officiated at the 2014 FIFA Under-17 Women’s World Cup in Costa Rica.